Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Another one (almost) bites the dust.
Bomb wounds Hamas member in Lebanon
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb blast wounded a member of the Palestinian group Hamas in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Sunday, destroying his car as he was about to get in.
The target, Mohamed Hamdan, was not a publicly known Hamas figure in Lebanon. A statement from Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, confirmed he was a member of the group, without detailing his role, and said “initial indications” suggested Israel was behind the bombing.
There was no immediate comment from Israel.
Al-Manar television, run by the Lebanese political and military group Hezbollah, described Hamdan as an important figure in Hamas, adding that he appeared to have a security role and was being tracked by Israel.
The blast took place around noon (1000 GMT), the Lebanese army said in a statement. Security forces sealed off the site of the explosion, in a northern residential district of Sidon, 40 km (25 miles) south of Beirut.
The blast destroyed Hamdan’s silver BMW and sent a column of smoke into the sky, footage from the scene broadcast by Lebanese television stations showed. Fire fighters doused the vehicle.
A leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement in Lebanon said Hamdan was involved in operations in Israel. “The incident has Israeli fingerprints,” Mounir al-Maqdah, the Fatah official, told Reuters.
Hamdan was “slightly wounded” in the attack, a Hamas official in Sidon, Ayman Shanaa, told the Palestinian television station Paltoday.
Witnesses said the man targeted in the attack appeared to have been wounded in the leg. He was taken to hospital, where he was being treated. Sidon is home to two of the 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
This Hawaii missle scare is on YOU Mr. Trump. The real FEAR that mothers & fathers & children felt is on YOU. It is on YOUR ARROGANCE. HUBRIS. NARCISSISM. RAGE. EGO. IMMATURITY and your UNSTABLE IDIOCY. Shame on your hate filled self. YOU DID THIS!— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Okay, not exactly the typical posting here at Holger Awakens but consider this a new adventure into some sort of Public Service Announcement. LOL
First disclaimer: I do NOT speak for all men in America and have no idea what percentage I might speak for, as, believe it or not, this isn't the biggest topic of conversation for men as we sit at bars or around the open hood of a car.
Second disclaimer: This is meant to share information with women, not piss them off, not tell them what to do.
Third disclaimer: This is being written by a male of the Baby Boomer generation. Age IS a factor with this topic.
Ladies, it's a plea - BAN THE FULL BRAZILIAN! In other words, PLEASE do not continue to go completely bare "down there."
Okay, now that we're over that completely uncomfortable opening salvo, let me get to the splaining part of this. I think the easiest way to approach this is through bullet points. And we must always keep one thing in mind, that the female form is truly one of the most exquisite aspects of G_d's creations. But somewhere along the line, and it is my personal theory, that this was all started by some militant feminist faction, the word spread across all of the female ranks of the world that MEN LIKE WOMEN COMPLETELY BARE DOWN THERE. And I'm here to say, from this one man's standpoint, that it simply is NOT TRUE.
Here's the list of reasons to Ban the Full Brazilian:
- Men from my generation grew up with Playboy and Penthouse and Oui magazines. As boys and then teenagers, we snuck these magazines into tree houses and fantasized. Those photo spreads defined beauty and erotica, they became the gold standard and yes, in the vast majority of the photo spreads, the women were NOT bare down there.
- From a purely physiological perspective of the MALE anatomy, there is a huge downside to the total removal of hair from the woman's pubic region. Ladies, with the male counterpart to love making, this represents an area of skin that is THEE most sensitive probably known to the entire human race. When we have an area of skin removed of all hair that then sees even the SLIGHTEST growth of ....let's just call it dainty stubble...we encounter a problem. Houston, we have a problem. We now have the most sensitive area of skin known to Man meeting an area more resembling sand paper. We now encounter pain and discomfort.
- Then there is the phobia aspect. As a man, we are, thankfully, censored by the thought of the purely disgusting act of pedophilia. Most men in this country have found themselves (uncomfortably) in the situation where they are at a beach, at some family pool party, or another venue where a very young girl is running around without her clothes on and we, as men, see this girl's form certainly long before the onset of puberty. The instantaneous shock to our system is pronounced. Not only do we nearly break our necks trying to look away from this but our second thought is to run away. There is an image of BARENESS that, I believe, is intended to REVOLT us. Thus, from an early time as a man...."bareness" is associated with "illegal", "sick" and "obscene."
Now I'm sure I will meet with huge backlash on this - there will be men that think Brazilian is an answer to a prayer, by women who profess this has revolutionized hygiene and women who insist this was demanded by fashion trends over the past 20 years.
But, I think there are others out there, just like me. Men who have been too chicken, too politically correct, too spineless to actually say those four important words....."BAN THE FULL BRAZILIAN"